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1995 Buick Regal A/C Compressor Clutch Controls


Download DESCRIPTION & OPERATION To improve idle quality and Wide Open Throttle (WOT) performance, and for system protection, the A/C compressor clutch is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). A refrigerant pressure sensor is used to indicate high and low side refrigerant pressure to the PCM for controlling cooling fan, A/C compressor clutch and Idle Air Control (IAC) valve. If a fault is detected in refrigerant pressure circuit, A/C compressor clutch will be disabled. The A/C compressor clutch relay is controlled by the PCM. This allows the PCM to raise idle speed before engaging compressor clutch, and disable compressor clutch during WOT, high engine RPM, high power steering loads and hot engine restarts. PCM also disables compressor clutch if coolant temperature becomes excessive. TROUBLE SHOOTING NOTE: This article contains test charts which are part of General Motors Computerized Engine Controls. Only those charts required to test A/C compressor clutch control are included. Other diagnostic information may be referenced while performing A/C compressor clutch control diagnosis. For complete information on General Motors Computerized Engine Control systems, see the appropriate G-TESTS W/CODES article in the ENGINE PERFORMANCE section.